Updated February 14, 2019 by Gregg Parker

The 10 Best Science Kits For Teens

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in February of 2019. School is boring, and learning sucks. That's the attitude your teenagers will take into anything that has even the appearance of being educational, so you're fighting an uphill battle encouraging them to pursue science. These kits introduce young minds to fields like programming and robotics using fun and engaging hands-on activities, allowing students to grow their knowledge in exciting ways. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Elegoo Car 3.0

2. Lego Mindstorms EV3

3. Teenii Physics Lab

Editor's Notes

February 10, 2019:

This list has items that are quite varied because of the broad definition of "science" as well as the definition of "Teen." The Elegoo car takes the top spot because it's inexpensive, introduces concepts in a way that makes kids want to learn, and can be a great project for parents and youths to do together. The Lego Mindstorms similarly makes a great team project, though it is much more expensive. If you're looking for educational materials, the ProTechTrader and Brisk Learner sets can supplement classwork and help those who are struggling. The rest of the kits, while fun, require a bit of motivation on the part of the student, so while they are good, they simply aren't as cool as a car you can program.

4. ProTechTrader Component Set

5. Brisk Learner Chemistry

6. SentoSphere Spa Lab

7. Tinkering Labs Catalyst

8. Elenco Playground

9. Evviva Ant Habitat

10. Owi Hydraulic Arm


Gregg Parker
Last updated on February 14, 2019 by Gregg Parker

Gregg Parker is a writer and puppy enthusiast who divides his time between Los Angeles and the rest of the world. A graduate of the University of Southern California, his eclectic career has involved positions in education, health care, entertainment, nonprofit fundraising, technology, and literature. A points and miles expert, he's well-versed in all topics related to travel, including luggage and travel accessories. Other areas of expertise include pet care products, teaching resources, kitchen appliances, and anything related to coffee or barbecue.


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